Toland named new chief executive of DAA
26/09/2012 - 19:49:12
The Board of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) have this evening appointed Kevin Toland as the company’s new chief executive.
Toland will join the DAA from Glanbia, where he currently holds the role of chief executive.
“Kevin is exactly the right leader for DAA,” said DAA Chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin. “He combines pragmatic, effective management with strategic purpose and has a remarkable track record of success.
We are very fortunate to have secured an executive of Kevin’s ability and international experience to drive the company forward, not just for the benefit of DAA, but for the benefit of the Irish economy as a whole.”
Toland said he was honoured to have been selected for the role. “I am delighted to get the opportunity to lead one of Ireland's iconic companies and to contribute to its continued successful development at home and internationally. DAA has a pivotal role to play in the national economic recovery and I am greatly looking forward to returning home and working closely with the entire DAA team and all stakeholders to fulfil this goal."
He will take up the position on January 1, 2013 and his appointment is for a seven-year term.
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar welcomed the appointment, saying: “I want to congratulate Mr Toland on being appointed as the new CEO of the Dublin Airport Authority. I know he is a man of great expertise and experience and I am delighted that he has been selected to lead the company into the future.”
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